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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The research, the materials of which are published in the journal of scientific papers, must be done in compliance with the current legislation and ethical standards. The main duty of the author is to provide an accurate account of the work performed, as well as an objective discussion of its significance.
  • Authors shall present their results clearly and unambiguously, so that their findings can be confirmed by other scientists, without fakes in receiving data and their manipulation.
  • An author shall cite the publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work, and those that can quickly introduce the reader to the earlier papers, important for understanding the research. It is necessary to minimize citing works which are not directly related to this research subject, except for surveys. An author is obliged to conduct a source search to find and cite the original publications that describe the research that is closely related to this material. It is also necessary to specify the appropriate source of critical materials used in this work, if they have not been received by the author by himself/herself.
  • An experimental or theoretical research may sometimes serve as a basis for scientifically correct and objective criticism of the other researcher. The published articles may include such criticism in certain cases. Personal criticism cannot be considered as appropriate under any circumstances.
  • The individuals, who have made a significant contribution to the submitted work and who share responsibility for the results may be listed as co-authors. The author, who submits the manuscript for publication, is responsible for ensuring that the list of co-authors includes all and only those individuals who meet the criteria for authorship. In the article, written by several authors, the one who has submitted to the editorial office his contact information, and documents, and is in correspondence with editors, takes the responsibility for other authors’ consent for its publication in the journal of scientific papers.

Author Guidelines



Submission Guidelines

Visnyk welcomes papers (including but not limited to research articles, review articles and book reviews) by scholars in the field of linguistics and translation studies. Papers are accepted for publication provided they have not been published elsewhere, their topics are relevant for Visnyk’s research focus and the submitted manuscripts conform to Visnyk’s style sheet. The authors are expected to critically appreciate the state of the art of a given problem and report on new findings. Theoretical claims should be supported by evidence from the appropriate data.

A submitted paper should focus on an up-to-date topic, include final or preliminary research results and it should make the author’s priorities in the given research area explicit.

Submitted papers are subject to peer review by domestic and international referees. Based on the review results, the papers may be rejected as unsuitable for publication or returned to the authors for revision.

Visnyk’s Editorial Board adheres to international publishing standards based on the Code of Conduct developed by COPE (Committee on Publication Ethics).    

Language of the paper: Ukrainian, Russian, Czech, Polish, English, German, French, Spanish, or Greek.

Length of the paper: research articles should be 10–12 pages including tables and figures; reviews 5–6 pages; event reports 3–4 pages.


Contents, structure and formatting of research articles

Submitted papers should include the following structural components:

-     a clearly stated research problem (and / or research question) and its theoretical or practical relevance to the area of concern;

-     a critical overview of the recent literature pertaining to the research topic (please refrain from simply listing works by other authors, instead evaluate their arguments and evidence and point to unresolved issues);

-     the goal of the research article and its objectives;

-     research results and their discussion;

-     conclusions and implications for further research in the field;

-     a list of references including cited works (printed and electronic sources), and further sources such as dictionaries and / or literary sources.

Article structure

1. UDC (Universal Decimal Classification index): in the top left corner of the front page.

2. Title of the article: all capital letters; centre alignment; font size 14pt in bold.

3. The given name(s) and surname of the author(s): all capital letters; centre alignment; font size 14pt.

4. Affiliation: centre alignment; font size 14pt in italics.

5. Abstracts and key words in Ukrainian of approximately 800–900 characters and 5–6 keywords (if you do not speak Ukrainian, the Editorial Board will kindly assist you with the abstract in Ukrainian once your paper is accepted for publication) and the abstract (a brief summary of your article) in English of approximately 1800–2000 characters.

6. The abstract in English should comply with academic journal indexing databases and include the author's name, the article title, as well as Introduction, Purpose, Methods, Results, Conclusion. The layout of the abstracts is as follows: indented first line in the paragraph, single line spacing, regular font, font size 10pt.


7. The main text of the article should not be less than 8 pages in A4 format: all margins are 1.5 cm, the first line in every paragraph is indented by 1.25 cm, the default font is Times New Roman 12pt, spacing is 1.5 lines.     

Please refrain from using any text styles, do not add page numbers, make sure that paragraphs have first line indents (5 characters – 1.25 cm). 

Quotations and word definitions should be enclosed in double quotation marks (“word”). A hyphen (-) must be clearly distinguished from an en dash (–), e.g.: “academic discourse – especially its pedagogical aspects ...” but “lexico-grammatical meaning”. Do not replace an apostrophe ( ’ ) or quotation marks (“word”) with other symbols. Linguistic examples should be typed in italics. Topicality, purpose, and objectives of the study should be underlined and included into the introductory part of the paper. Ellipses in quotations are indicated by [...]. Footnotes are not allowed. Shortenings like e.g., initials like I.I. Petrenko, references to pages like p. 34, etc. should be typed as non-breaking spaces (press Ctrl+Shift+Space).


8. References

References List and in-text citations are organized in accordance to the APA style (American Psychological Association Style). Information about the usage of the international standard APA is available at NBUV portal: Also look at: APA Citation Style ( It is possible to format references in accordance with APA at the following online automatic sites; book-citation/manual.

The word REFERENCES is typed after the main text in all capital letters; it is aligned on the left and indented by 1.25 cm. The references are listed alphabetically (regular font, size 12pt, spacing 1.5 lines). When needed, a list of DICTIONARIES or LITERARY SOURCES is included with the numbering continued from the previous list, e. g.:


9. References (a list of literature transliterated to the Latin script, except for works originally published in the Latin script). To transliterate the Cyrillic script to the Latin script use the software available at: .


Paper submission

Please submit to the Editorial Board:

-     your paper, which conforms to Visnyk’s style sheet;

-     information about the author(s) in a separate file including: full given name and surname, academic degree, academic rank, affiliation (postgraduate students should mention their year of study), the position held, and contact information (phone number, postal address and e-mail address).

-     All files are sent to: Each of these files should be named in English: Article­_Radziyevska, Author_Radziyevska . 

 Papers submitted to the Editorial Board, including rejected ones, are not sent back to the authors.

Executive Secretary – Halyna B.Minchak, Candidate of Sciences (Linguistics).

Tel: +38 (050) 571-32-78, (068) 554-23-79. Editorial Board

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